Wilderness challenge programs for delinquent youth : a meta-analysis of outcome evaluations

@inproceedings{WilsonWildernessCP,
  title={Wilderness challenge programs for delinquent youth : a meta-analysis of outcome evaluations},
  author={Sandra Jo Wilson and Mark Lipsey}
}
Evaluations of wilderness challenge programs were meta-analyzed to assess the impact on delinquent behavior. The overall mean e€ect size for delinquency outcomes was 0.18 (N=22), equivalent to a recidivism rate of 29% for program participants vs 37% for comparison subjects. Program length was not related to outcome among short-term programs (up to 6 weeks) but extended programs (over 10 weeks) showed smaller e€ects overall. However, the most in ̄uential program characteristics were the… CONTINUE READING

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